The very early and compressed 2016 vintage gave fruit of intense flavour and aroma. Partial barrel fermentation has added texture and depth to the sweet floral and pear characters. Hints of sweet spice and honey accompany the stone fruit.
This wine has a silky body, mouth‐filling texture and a balanced citrus finish. If cellared, this wine it will develop extra body and rich fruit characters with bottle age.
This Pinot Gris fruit was hand‐picked in two passes at differing ripeness to produce a wine with fine structure and lifted fruit aromas. The earlier pick provides the tight acid and restraint with the riper pick adding body and richness. Partial barrel ferment in older barriques with weekly lees stirring over three months has given extra depth and added complexity on the palate.
The Deviation Road vineyard is situated at 550m in the famously cool Adelaide Hills. The altitude of this particular site ensures cool conditions during ripening, ideal for freshness and elegance.
Fermentation: 80% stainless steel + 20% oak
Residual Sugar: 0.8g/l
Cellar: 5‐7 years
Clear, pale lemon.
Refreshing green apple, mint and pineapple.
Driven by lemon and passionfruit, the acid is clean and gentle, balanced by a slightly grapefruit sweetness at the end of the palate.
Lenswood, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
100% Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
Best enjoyed upon release. Food Pairing Suggestion：Fresh oyster or light seasoned seafood such as steam sole with spring onion. Thai Chicken salad with fresh herbs and fish sauce. Goat cheese.
Grapes for this single vineyard wine were hand harvested on March 12 from two small blocks on our Uley vineyard at the northern end of the Piccadilly Valley.
Initial juice analysis showed a Baumé of 11.6 degrees, pH 3.09 and titratable acid of 7.7 g/litre. After crushing and gentle pressing, the juice was fermented to dryness at low temperatures to enhance fresh fruit characters.Following stabilisation in tank, the wine was filtered and bottled on 2nd July 2019. Alcohol 12.5%.
Classically varietal and aromatic, the wine displays citrus, pear, guava, elderflower, herbaceous and faint grassy aromas followed by a generous palate with persistent fruit flavours, minerality and crispness and a spicy, tingling finish from the natural grape acidity.